If You Could See the Sun

If You Could See the Sun

4.08 (9,771 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.08 (9,771 ratings by Goodreads)

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"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written... a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish." --Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend

In this genre-bending YA debut, a Chinese American girl monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates' most scandalous secrets.

Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where she's the only scholarship student among China's most rich and influential teens. But then she starts uncontrollably turning invisible--actually invisible.

When her parents drop the news that they can no longer afford her tuition, even with the scholarship, Alice hatches a plan to monetize her strange new power--she'll discover the scandalous secrets her classmates want to know, for a price.

But as the tasks escalate from petty scandals to actual crimes, Alice must decide if it's worth losing her conscience--or even her life.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 148 x 214 x 28mm | 395g
  • Mills & Boon
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1335915842
  • 9781335915849
  • 7,084

Review quote

"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written, If You Could See the Sun was a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish. Ann Liang is a fantastic new voice in YA!" --Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend

"Academic rivals portrayed to perfection... An all-time top favorite." --Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends

"Absolutely breathtaking. If You Could See the Sun is a clever, compassionate examination of class, privilege, and the American Dream, with characters you can't help but root for. Liang is a rising star in YA fiction." --Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

"Liang's debut is dark academia at its finest with a supernatural twist. You can't help but root for Alice when secrets and blackmail rise to the surface at Airington." --Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune



"An intriguing genre-crossing debut." --Kirkus Reviews

"Liang paints a clear picture of what it's like to struggle for certain advantages that are seemingly handed to others, skillfully exploring themes of classism and privilege via a sympathetic protagonist who feels--sometimes literally--invisible." --Publishers Weekly

"Smart, funny, and poignant, this book is a tremendously fun read... This debut will satisfy any reader looking for a fun caper with a dash of magic." --Booklist

"A very entertaining and fun commentary on deep social issues, this book is set to be a classic." --NPR
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Rating details

9,771 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 35% (3,400)
4 43% (4,226)
3 18% (1,776)
2 3% (307)
1 1% (62)
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